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Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 9.25.03 AM
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Life Lesson No. 357: Just because a doomsday prepper/survivalist may be ready for a post-apocalyptic world doesn’t mean you want to spend the post-apocalypse hunkered down with him or her in their underground lodging. That’s the unfortunate life lesson Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young woman who awakens after a mysterious car crash …

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Made by renowned artist Ai Weiwei and his filmmaking team, Ping’an Yueqing begins with Qian Shunnan in his sparse home, crying out simultaneously praises of the Chinese Communist Party and calls for an investigation of and revenge for his son Qian Yunhui’s death. In 25 December 2010, in the eastern city of Yueqing of Zhejiang Province, village …

Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 8.19.54 AM
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10 Cloverfield Lane may be the most successful audience troll in the modern history of American franchise worship. I mean, for real, did we really need a sequel to Cloverfield, that goofy 2008 wannabe-awesome Gen-Y sci-fi dullard? Did anyone really care? It was a semi-clever high-concept goof with a transparently faux Mini-DV found footage format …

Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 5.58.45 PM
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There was a brief moment in the early 21st century when Sacha Baron Cohen was the most interesting, vital and provocative comedian on the planet. Through his cult sketch comedy Da Ali G Show, Cohen carved a niche out of outrageously inappropriate interactions with unsuspecting members of the British establishment. Next came the …

Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 12.39.00 PM
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Action films, at least the ones near and dear to us, thrive on mindlessness. Smart or intricate entries into the genre are much more valuable, of course, yet there’s plenty to love about Roland EmmeAction films, at least the ones near and dear to us, thrive on mindlessness. Smart or intricate entries into the genre are much more valuable, of course, yet …

NP Approved Wings of Desire
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Wings of Desire starts with a man jotting down the story of a universal child who didn’t know it was a child. Titles come up as if they were scratched up on a blackboard. An eye looks up into the sky and the camera fades into a slowly moving aerial shot from above the tenements of Berlin. An angel with fading wings…

Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 2.22.23 PM
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Following a series of interconnected relationships, Alex Pugsley’s Dirty Singles is an impressively simplistic, yet effect romantic comedy. Based in Toronto, the film has an evidently indie-film vibe to it, which serves to amplify the realities behind the characters, and the circumstances that the characters get put in. For the most part, Dirty Singles doesn’t …

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